Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2020See also: Literacy map
Financial Literacy Around the World: Top 10 Countries and the US
Yahoo Finance - 4/20/2022 1:48:00 PM
Here we look at the top ten most financially literate countries from the Standard and Poor's Global Financial Literacy Survey, along with a snapshot of financial literacy in the United States.
Exclusive: Marley Dias On Increasing Youth Literacy Rates Worldwide, Read Across America And More!
YAHOO!News - 5/13/2022 12:00:00 PM
Marley Dias is a 17-year-old change-maker whose career as an author and activist boasts a long list of accolades.
Applications open today for a Global Youth Citizenship Program by World Literacy Foundation
Asia One - 5/9/2022 2:05:00 PM
The World Literacy Foundation is a not-for-profit striving to eradicate illiteracy by 2040. It works in 52 countries and reach 500 million people each year. 770 million people on the globe are illiterate. A further 2 billion people struggle to read a sentence.
Financial literacy coursework may become a requirement in Montana schools next year
The Montana Standard - 5/20/2022 9:15:00 PM
According to documents from the MT OPI, the updated Administrative Rules of Montana chapters 55, 57, and 58, which include the guaranteed financial literacy coursework for high school students, will
World Literacy Foundation: Celebrate World Book Day 2022, this Saturday
Finanznachrichten - 4/22/2022 6:59:00 AM
and book lovers from 91 different countries as they celebrate their passion about books. World Literacy Foundation, CEO Andrew Kay says, "a love and habit of reading is the key ingredient to allow ...
Children’s books offer first step to energy literacy
The Commonwealth - 5/17/2022 4:57:00 PM
A Commonwealth book series about sustainable energy is now available online with limited print editions, for school-aged children to learn more about how energy systems work, their role in people’s daily lives and why the transition to low carbon solutions is important.